'''''Note: The SolarGenerations program and the WindGenerations Program are currently closed. AB 428 (2013) made several changes to this program, and tasked the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) with adopting rules to implement the changes. Among other changes required by AB 428, the new program will accept applications through 2020, the maximum system size has been reduced to 500 kW, incentive awardees cannot be selected by lottery, and utilities must develop a Lower Income Solar Energy Pilot Program.
Renewable energy systems which serve a residential, commercial or industrial building or irrigation system are exempt from property taxes. Qualified equipment includes solar, wind, geothermal, solid waste and hydroelectric systems used to heat or cool a building, heat or cool water used by a building, or generate electricity used by the building. SB 426 of 2011 clarified that a system installed on one or more buildings and supplying energy to adjacent buildings or an irrigation system in an agricultural operation is eligible for the exemption.
New or expanded businesses in Nevada may apply to the Director of the State Office of Energy for a sales and use tax abatement for qualifying renewable energy technologies. Purchaser is only required to pay sales and use taxes imposed in Nevada at the rate of 2.6 % (effective through June 30, 2011) and at the rate of 2.25 % (effective July 01, 2011 - June 30, 2049). The start date begins when the first piece of equipment is delivered to the designated facility or taxes are paid on the equipment.
Nevada provides a property tax abatement for new non-residential and multifamily residential green buildings, and existing buildings or structures which are renovated for use by a manufacturer to meet certain green building standards.
'''Property tax abatement for new non-residential and multifamily residential green buildings'''
Nevada's [http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=N... Energy Portfolio Standard] requires the state's two investor-owned utilities, Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power, to derive or save a minimum percentage of the electricity they sell from renewable energy resources or energy efficiency measures. Included in the standard is a Portfolio Energy Credit (PEC) trading program.
As mandated by the Nevada statutes, the Nevada Energy Office prepared a state energy reduction plan which requires state agencies, departments, and other entities in the Executive Branch to reduce grid-based energy purchases for state-owned buildings by 20% by 2015. The report suggests a series of immediate, short-term and long-term conservation measures to help the affected agencies meet their energy reduction goals.
''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.''
Nevada's original net-metering law for renewable-energy systems was enacted in 1997 and amended in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007. Systems up to one megawatt (MW) in capacity that generate electricity using solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and certain types of hydropower are generally eligible, although systems greater than 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity may be subject to certain costs at the utility's discretion. Systems must be designed to offset part or all of a customer-generator's electricity requirements.
The Energy Smart Schools program helps Nevada school districts reduce energy consumption, improve learning environments, and save money by implementing energy efficiency improvements in new and existing K-12 schools. The Program helps schools identify cost-effective projects, offers design assistance, and provides financial incentives to help offset the cost of efficiency projects. The Energy Smart Schools technical team is available to help your district